A town nestled among the hills and valleys near the scenic Lake Cuga, the habitat of rare water fowl and a haven for sports fishing, enlivened in August during the Kuga Festival. Three thousand people live in Uri, which is located in the north-western section in the Logudoro sub-region of Coros. It is 15 km from Sassari and 18 from Alghero. The area is graced with stark peaks of limestone, basalt and trachyte that alternate with gently rolling hills draped in Mediterranean brush or cultivated fields of cereals and artichokes, vineyards and olive groves. Agriculture is the local economy’s mainstay and Uri is known for fine wines, great olive oil – the town is a member of the Oil Cities of Italy – and artichokes, which are celebrated with a festival in March, one of Sardinia’s largest and most popular agricultural events.